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History Museum
“What can you say about one of our treasures. The main displays as well as the special exhibits and the IMAX theatre will thrill the whole family”
  • 209 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful, mature old park with stunning plantings, ponds and stone bridges, a petting zoo for the kids. Just an all around really nice walkabout. ”
  • 252 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a must-see to take in stunning views of the Olympic Mountain Range. Perfect for hiking and exploring and picnics in summer and ideal for snowshoeing and adventurous skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Don't forget the hot chocolate and chains in the winter, it can be wooly up there—but worth it!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Just around the corner from Victoria's Inner Harbour, Fisherman's Wharf is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. This unique marine destination offers food kiosks, unique shops and eco-tour adventures in the heart of the working harbour. Wander down the docks with your lunch, buy seafood fresh off the boat, see moored pleasure vessels and float homes, and watch as fishing vessels unload their ware”
  • 115 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A National Historic Site, Craigdarroch was built by coal barron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria. Tours.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Intimate, candlelit Italian nook with brick fireplaces, patio seating & a notable wine list.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Our absolute favourite brunch place, Jam has taken comfort food to a whole new level of comfort. They have updated the classics like pancakes (which taste like actual cake), fried chicken with fluffy French toast and other fantastic choices. Expect to wait for a bit, but once you’re in, brace yourself for ultimate deliciousness. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Night Club
“Located by the water, this brewpub has a great selection of food but is probably most known for brewing their own beers. A great atmosphere aided by good live music on Thursday, Friday & Saturday.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Westshore is a mall located within 15 mins of the property and has multiple stores. Your typical mall with cinemas various fast food, Real Canadian Superstore, Canadian Tire and a Cineplex.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public from 8:30am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays year-round. They are open to the public on weekends from the 3rd weekend in May to the first weekend in September. We offer scheduled guided tours and self-guided tour booklets.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Lake
“WOW!!! That about sums it up.....the Lodge there also has canoe rentals, fine dining and drinks.....a perfect date”
  • 31 locals recommend
Nature
“Walk along the water, explore and take in some of the best views in Victoria.”
  • 79 locals recommend
National Park
“Only 25 minutes to the top you can go hiking in the summer and snowshoeing or skiing in the winter!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“When visiting downtown, a stop at the Empress is a must. Have High Tea and explore the grounds. Walk the Inner Harbour to the Legislature. Lots to see and do!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
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“Fresh Seafood to go, one of Victoria's best. Be prepared to wait in a long line in the sunshine on a sunny summer day. Will be worth the wait.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Park
“Many signed trails, from short and easy to long, steep and mountainous. Seasonal salmon run. Climb to (and over ... caution!) the train trestle past Niagara Falls (not that one) or stroll among 600 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar trees. During late October through November, check out the Goldstream salmon run and watch the salmon returning to their spawning grounds and the Eagles that feed on them.”
  • 42 locals recommend